I’ve seen so many of you with amazing shops and I’ve always been apprehensive to put mine together properly…I don’t have extensive carpentry skills, but I’m learning a lot. Now is the time I’ll start. I have a 20 1/2 foot area along a wall to put in a long bench to house a chop saw, router table and a radial arm saw, as well as some much needed storage drawers. I’m planning an underneath well to house a rolling trash bin and another well to use as a chair/desk area to draw and cut patterns out on. I may eventually put in cabinets above, but first things first. I played around in sketchup and have a basic idea of fitting to space, but would like to draw on everyone’s expertise in this area. I don’t have the actual bench top drawn in, but it will overhang the 26” that’s in there for the carcass depth (just an arbitrary depth) and there will be a 3” deep and high toe kick area.
What is a good comfortable depth for the carcasses and the bench top?
For drawer slides, what is a good depth for common full extension hardware?
How much space should I leave for the chop saw fence extension/rulers? Should they go to the right, left or both?
Does the layout make sense?
Any other suggestions?
-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!